force xp theme


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Tim_S

How can I useing the registry, force a particular theme and menu style on...

I am in a corporate enviroment, NON AD, all local accounts using novell...
(yuck)
For instance, I have a PC that the Classic start menu has been enabled by
the user. How can I force this to be the XP style menu? It was enabled by
going by right clicking on the task bar, then picking properties and
clicking the start menu tab. They keep picking the Classic menu option
there.... It is not applied using gpedit.msc in the administrative
templates.

Also would like to force the XP style theme as well...

Which registry keys would I need to look at? To force the Start menu option
on, and hide the Classic Start menu so it can't be selected...??

thanks...
 
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Guest

This is normally setup by the Admin using group policy, which in most cases
do not allow users like yourself to change any settings on their system.
Check with your Novell Admin if you can do this.
 
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Tim_S

I am "the" novell admin...

I want to change these settings directly in the registry. I am not using
group policy and not setting local policy via the gpedit tool which i have
disallowed use of to include regedit for the average users.

I want to lock it down so the "Classic" is not selectable by using my log-in
script.... and accomplish this by importing the appropriate registry keys
using the command regedit /s x:\path\lockdown.reg
 
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John John

Why are you wanting to do this? I mean, you can tell me it's none of my
business and to go to hell but I think it's a bit draconian to not allow
the users to have their desktop arranged in a manner that they find
works best for them. I for one, *hate* the XP Themes Fisher Price look,
I always use the Classic look and disable all themes related stuff.
That is my personal preference, I don't care what others do, if they
like themes then that is great for them and if they are having
difficulties with their theme not working I try to help them and make it
work as they like it, I don't try to force my likings and tastes on
them. Those are merely cosmetic things, allow your users to have
desktops that they are accustomed to and that they like, it will make
happier and them more productive. What next? Are you going to tell
them to put pictures of the boss' spouse and kids on their desks instead
of that of their loved ones and are you going to tell left handers that
henceforth they must use their right hand?

Ok, that is my two cents, now I will shut up and go to hell...

John
 
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Guest

I agree with John, disable all themes and garbage that windows installs and
conserve resourses which also reduces problems.

Novell is one of the best server apps out there, less work to accomplish the
same thing as Windows.
 

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